The Handbook
The Handbook

113-117 Farringdon Road, corner of Ray St Farringdon, London, EC1R 3BX

Bars, Clerkenwell and Farringdon

  • Capacity: 400

Set in a large Victorian listed landmark warehouse basement in the heart of Farringdon, The Piano Works is a live music venue, bar and restaurant. The concept involves two live pianists with accompanying musicians who play only songs requested by the audience.

Behind The Piano Works is serial restaurateur Alan Lorrimer whose vision is to revive the saloon concerts in pubs that preceded our Victorian Music Halls. ‘Singing is the primary form of our earliest human musical activity.  It takes something incredibly intimate and personal, a sound or lyric that begins inside you and is then safely shared with a group of strangers that amazingly returns to you as harmony.” says Alan. With music at the core of The Piano Works, musical director Andy Pianoman Johnson, highly talented composer and pianist, employs expert musicians performing a continually current audience requested repertoire.

Run by expert cocktail maker and operations director Tristan Moffat, The Piano Works offers a long list of cocktails with a contemporary twist together with a food menu prepared by Head Chef Paul Casey who shelved his plans for his own eponymous non-pop up restaurant to join The Piano Works because of his lifelong love of live music.

The 400 capacity late night venue includes a party area holding up to 80 guests. The venue has a blend of  Victorian industrial architecture with highly functional and operational elements, incorporating furniture by Devon heart of oak craftsman Marky Tungate combined with revolving big boy stools shipped from Chicago.


Opening times

Monday to Friday: 5pm to 1am

Saturday: Midday to 1am

You might not know but..

Non-stop live music in the heart of Farringdon where 2 piano vocalists and accompanying musicians only play song requests by the audience. The Piano Works features a cocktail menu inspired by their 10 ten requested songs over the past 6 months.

3 things to try when you’re there

Bottomless brunch, top 10 cocktails inspired by song requests and “Any Given Bank Holiday Sunday” events

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Jukebox Live £4.00 drinks from 9.30pm all night

Twosdays 2 cocktails for £10.50 and 2 courses for £15

Winehouse Wednesday Any bottle of wine at house cost all night from 7pm

Champagne & Cocktail Hour from 5pm to 7pm every day

Pre Theatre Express Menu 2 courses for £15 or 2 courses with a glass of prosecco £17.50